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Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

BBINBJC-BAH CALENDAB.                                             269

Kuvdr (Septem ber — October) .

24.    Kitvdr Bc.di 11. — Festival of the Sanjhi, lasting for five days ; and
nela at rne Brabci kund,

25.    Kui-dr Sudi 1. — Ban Llla at the Gyan-gndarl and mela of the Kalpa-
vriKsiLJi.

26.    Kuvdr Sudi 10. — The Dasahara.    Commemoration of Rama's conquest
of Lanka.

27.    Kuvdr Sudi 11. — Perambulation.

Kdrtik (October —

28.    Kdrtik new moon. — Dipotsav, or festiYa! of lamps.

29.    Kdrtix Sudi 1. — Anna kut, as at G-obardhan.
-30.   If art !?: Sudi 8. — Perambulation and Go-charan.

31.    KdriiL Sudi 12. — Festival of the DayanaI5 or forest-conflagration.

32.    Kdftik Sudi 13.— Festival of Kesi Danav.

33.    Kdrtik Sudi 14.— Nag-lila : at the Kjali-mardan Ghat with procession
of boats.

34.    Kdrtik full moon.— -Fair at Bhat-rond.

Affakn (November — December).

35.    Acjahn  Badi  1.— ByahJe-ka-mela,   or  marriage feast,  at the Eas
Mandal and Chain Ghat.

36.    Agahn Badi 3.— Ram !0a.

37.    Agahnfull mc*on, — Dau jl-ka-melaj In honour of Balaram.

38.    Agaku Sudi 5. — Binari janmotsav9 or birth of Biiiari ; also the Bha-
rat-milap.

Pus (December — January).

39.    Pus Sudi 5 to 11. — Dhanar-inas otsav? observed at the Seth?" temple
with processions issuing from the Vaiknnth gate : * Dhanur' being the «lgn
Sagittarius.   Throughout the month distribation ofkMchri (pulse and rice) is

made at the temple of RidM Balkbk"

dgh (January — February).
40.    Mdgh Sudi 5. — Basantotsav.   The spring festiYaL
41.    PMlffun Badi 11. — Festival at the M4n-saroYar*
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